Friday, May 24, 2013

Fit Friday: South Beach Week 1

Week 1 of The South Beach Diet is complete! It wasn't even that difficult to eliminate carbs. I guess I hyped it to be so much more difficult in my mind.

I have a new favorite lunch: Italian Chicken Salad. Basically, I threw a bunch of frozen chicken into the crock pot with a bottle of Italian Salad Dressing. I let it cook for nine hours so when I was ready to leave for work I cut up some of the chicken and tossed in the lettuce with a bit of feta cheese. Amazingly flavorful!

Another favorite lunch this week was Laughing Cow Cheese spread on lettuce and wrapped in tuna. I didn't even miss the bread! I also discovered turkey in lettuce with Laughing Cow. AMAZING. Even Garth loves it! Such a delicious lunch. We both ate these lettuce wraps every day and didn't miss the bread.

Pounds Lost: 2 lbs
Pounds to Go: 32 lbs

As Phil from Duck Dynasty would say, "now we're cookin' with peanut oil!" It's not as much as I wanted to lose after eliminating carbs, but it is so nice to see the scale moving! I'm pumped and ready to keep on keeping on. I think I'll start incorporating carbs in again since I know I can lose 2 pounds a week with carbs in my diet. But my plan is to stop eating them by noon.

I think the South Beach works great for some people, like Garth. He lost 7 pounds. SEVEN this week. I'm so happy for him! But he is just more of a meat guy. He could eat steak and ribs all day long where as I like my pasta and my rice. But I feel more confident about my journey now more than ever. 

I've been reading Women, Food and God and it revolutionizing my way of thinking about food. I plan to do a whole post on it very soon. But to sum it up, I'm learning to listen to my body. Eat when I'm hungry. Stop when I'm at a full level of about 7. I am learning to eat to nourish, not just for the fun of it. Or because I'm bored. Tired. Stressed. Had a bad day. I never thought I was an emotional eater, but after reading this I realized more and more that I am. It's a process, and it's hard, but I think I'm finally getting to the root of the issue and that is progress.

My work out schedule looked like this:

Sunday - Rest
Monday - Ripped in 30 Level 2 and walk 3 miles with coworkers 
Tuesday - Ripped in 30 Level 2 and walk 3 miles with coworkers 
Wednesday - Ripped in 30 Level 2 and walk 3 miles with coworkers 
Thursday - Ripped in 30 Level 2 and walk 3 miles with coworkers 
Friday - Ripped in 30 Level 2 and walk 3 miles with coworkers 
Saturday - Run 2 miles with Garth

How are you guys doing?


Rebecca Jo said...


I know I could never give up carbs... but I know I've cut back.

I also never thought I could give up meat, but I did :) guess its all a mindset.

its always so unfair - men loose weight just be sleeping. So wrong!

Anne said...

your workouts look so great! I'm proud of you!!

The Pink Growl said...

Awesome job girl!

mags said...

You go girl! Fabulous! Cutting out (or down) on carbs is the way to go! Good luck getting to your goal!

Elizabeth said...

Great job on the 2lb loss! That's awesome! I'm an emotional eater & it definitely showed this past week. I found this e-card online that said "you're bored, not hungry, get out of the kitchen" & I think I'm going to print it and hang it on the refrigerator. :)
Keep up the great work!
P.S. Great idea about the italian dressing & chicken in the crockpot!